Dallas Mavericks: 5 takeaways from Game 4 win over LA Clippers
Dallas Mavericks takeaway from Game 4 win over Clippers: 2. Burke’s energy and hustle
Trey Burke has been outstanding in the Walt Disney World Bubble, but he had his best game on Sunday afternoon. The 27-year-old did not even have a team during the hiatus. Now, he is on the court hitting key overtime shots to help Dallas tie the series against the title favorite LA Clippers.
Burke was inserted into the starting five with Kristaps Porzingis out. He responded with 25 points, five rebounds, one assist, and two steals in 37 minutes of action. The guard was ten of 14 from the field including four of five on his 3-point tries.
Burke’s energy and effort helped the Mavericks pull the upset. He never stopped hustling. Burke was diving after loose balls. His speed, quickness, and ball-handling ability have given Dallas a bit of a different dimension. The 27-year-old wants to win and help his team. The Mavericks need that energy with Dwight Powell out. Burke is providing it in the bubble.
Trey Burke earned a few more minutes going forward. He is a free agent after NBA Orlando. The Mavericks should re-sign him after what he has done for the team in this series. That will be something worth watching going forward.
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